Practice Areas

Capital Markets & Securities

National experience. Local presence. These are just two of the reasons why industry-leading public companies and private entrepreneurs engage Mitchell Williams to assist them with their securities transactions.

We understand our clients’ business objectives and work closely with accountants and advisers, including Wall Street investment banking firms and their counsel, in structuring and coordinating transactions for our clients. Our team advises and assists public companies with ongoing compliance and disclosure obligations, including annual, quarterly and current filings with the SEC, proxy solicitations, beneficial ownership reporting and compliance with stock exchange listing standards.

Our team of corporate lawyers helps companies from start-ups to exchange-listed public companies comprehend and comply with the complex web of federal and state securities laws. Our experience ranges from private placements of debt and equity for emerging enterprises looking to grow their business, to initial and secondary public securities offerings for companies that have grown to national prominence. We have experience with securities matters of all types including:

  • Registered public offerings of debt and equity
  • Registrations of securities issued in connection with acquisitions
  • Self-tender offers
  • Private placements and other exempt securities offerings

We regularly counsel corporate boards on governance issues, anti-takeover provisions and executive compensation. Our attorneys advise broker-dealers and investment advisers on registration and compliance matters.

Our transaction experience includes:

  • $700 million registered underwritten public offering of medium-term senior notes
  • US counsel to Canadian REIT for $135.0 million initial public offering on Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Numerous “Dutch auction” self-tender offers in which our clients have repurchased an aggregate of over $160 million of their common stock
  • Registration and issuance of $742.3 million of common stock in connection with an acquisition
  • $300 million registered underwritten public offering of medium-term subordinated notes
  • Registration and issuance of $77.5 million of common stock in connection with an acquisition
  • $58.3 million registered underwritten public offering of common stock by a selling shareholder
  • Registration and issuance of $84.2 million of common stock in connection with an acquisition
  • $350 million registered underwritten public offering of medium-term senior notes
  • $500 million registered underwritten public offering of medium-term senior notes
  • Registration and issuance of $29.8 million of common stock in connection with an acquisition
  • $49.4 million registered underwritten “bought deal” public offering of common stock
  • Registration and issuance of $39.5 million of common stock in connection with an acquisition
  • Registration and issuance of $290.1 million of common stock in connection with the largest ever merger between two Arkansas-based bank holding companies
  • $23.0 million registered underwritten public offering of common stock
  • Rule 506 private offerings ranging from $1 million to $50 million

We are committed to our clients and pride ourselves on providing best-in-class client service and responsiveness to urgent and time sensitive matters.

To speak with an attorney or schedule an appointment, call: (501) 688.8866.